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Senior Analyst, Tax

Covanta • Morristown, NJ

Posted 2 months ago

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Degree - 4 Year Degree
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Finance, Accounting

Job Description

Position Description

About Covanta: Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit .

Information on our facilities is available at . For career opportunities, visit . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

The Senior Analyst, Tax  is primarily responsible for preparing federal and state returns, federal income tax provision, preparing and analyzing forecasts and working with different teams within the organization to provide tax implications of proposed transactions.

The successful candidate will be part of an overall tax organization of approximately 20 tax professionals.

Primary Tasks:

  • Prepare and calculate income taxes for forecasting cash flow, estimated tax payments, and for tax return extensions and to reconcile the current taxes payable accounts

  • Prepare U.S. Federal corporation and partnership income tax returns, including calculating Schedule M-3 and Schedule M book-to-tax adjustments

  • Prepare U.S. tax forms for filing requirements associated with foreign investments, including Forms 5471, 8865, and 8858

  • Prepare complex combined, unitary, and separate state and local income and franchise tax returns and applicable adjustments

  • Support U.S. tax planning group in other transaction analysis, including documenting U.S. tax technical analysis of a transaction, reviewing tax basis calculations and/or taxable income impacts of proposed and executed transactions

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of business unit structures for financial accounting and management systems and identify legal entities for consolidation to facilitate timely and efficient capture of relevant data, and enable a controlled effective process

  • Assist with identification of uncertain tax positions including calculations, analysis and review

  • Prepare federal income tax provision under the application of income tax accounting rules under ASC 740

  • Assist with Purchase Accounting adjustments from acquisitions, ensure proper journal entries are recorded to set up the deferred balances (if any)

  • Manage the Utilization of our Tax Credits (PTC’s, R&D, MTC) including preparing 5, 10 and 20 year forecasts to show utilization or expiration of Tax Attributes

  • Identify process improvements, implement changes and ensure best practices

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science in Tax or Accounting

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of public accounting or corporate tax experience
  • Public accounting experience is preferred with experience in ASC 740

  • CPA or MST a plus


  • Strong analytical skills and ability to research effectively

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to multi-task, prioritize and work independently

  • Experience with preparation of consolidated federal and state tax returns preferred

  • Working knowledge of CorpTax provision, compliance, CorpTax Office software

  • Diligent work ethic

  • Microsoft Office

  • Knowledge and ability with PeopleSoft financial accounting software is also a plus

    (Internal Code:  *LI-COV)

Job ID: 8864
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